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Development of a Novel from the Fearless Standpoint

October 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - October 13, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

We know that a five-day workshop is difficult to weave into a person’s work schedule, but Joe Haske’s program is for the writer dedicated to creating a novel that meets the standards of reputable publishers. You won’t want to miss it.

The workshop will cover:

Monday: Intro, Book Proposals, Origins of Originality
Tuesday: Plot Lines, Chapters vs. Stories, Sense of Place
Wednesday: Class writing break.
Thursday: Your Vision, Developing Your System, Frame & Form
Friday: The Benefits of Criticism, Aphorism, Group Reading. A celebration with family and friends will conclude the workshop.

Class days meet from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

This workshop is geared to writers who are planning book-length literary projects. The schedule is somewhat flexible; it will be determined by the varying interests and needs of the attendees. Wednesday will serve as a class break, to give students time to catch up on assignments and readings.

Fee: $325 (lunch included)

REGISTER ONLINE  or call 906-484-1333.



National award-winning author, Joseph D. Haske, is Director of the Avery Learning Center Writers Program, which he helped launch in 2018 with 3-day workshops for new and established writers. He is flying in from Texas specifically to present this in-depth workshop designed for the writer who wants to fulfill his/her intense desire to publish a literary work of novel length.

Joe is retiring as Chair of the English Department at South Texas College in McAllen, Texas, to devote more time to his own writing career. He was awarded the Boulevard Emerging Fiction Writer Award in 2011, and his debut novel, North Dixie Highway, was released in October of 2013. His fiction has appeared in prestigious journals such as Boulevard, Fiction International, The Texas Review, the Four-Way Review, Pleiades, and in the Chicago Tribune 39’s literary supplement, Printers Row. His poetry and fiction are also featured in various anthologies as well as in French, Romanian, and Canadian publications.



October 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am
October 13, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
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Hessel School House – Avery Arts & Nature Learning Center
3206 West Cedar Street
Hessel, MI 49745 United States
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